Blood Thinner Xarelto Implicated in New Lawsuit over Internal Bleeding

  Louisiana plaintiff William H. is suing two major pharmaceutical companies, Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, for the injuries he allegedly suffered from their drug Xarelto. William claims that as a direct result of ingesting the blood-thinner Xarelto, he developed severe and almost fatal... Read More »

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Safety of Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft in Question

Two independent reviews have concluded that Medtronic’s Infuse Bone Graft, intended to speed bone healing following spinal surgery, works no better than a traditional graft and may increase the risk of cancer, among other side effects. Study results published in the Annals... Read More »

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Lawsuit Says Debt Collection Agency Violated Federal Law

  A California woman is suing a Florida debt collection agency alleging that it violated the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) when attempting to recover a debt. Plaintiff Dena Phillips accuses Enhanced Recovery Company of Jacksonville, Florida, in the FDCPA... Read More »

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Controversy Continues Over Power Morcellation

Tissue morcellation is by no means a new concept in laparoscopic surgery, but recent concerns regarding open power morcellation in gynecologic procedures have called the practice into question. What Are Power Morcellators? Gynecologists use power morcellators when they perform laproscopic procedures, such... Read More »

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Lipitor Guidelines Still Controversial

As with many areas of medicine, drugs like Lipitor carry both risks and benefits. While Lipitor can lower blood cholesterol levels, it may also increase the risk of type-2 diabetes. As doctors struggle to create guidelines to balance risk and reward, the... Read More »

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AbbVie Faces AndroGel Testosterone Product Lawsuit

A married couple from Washington State has filed a testosterone product lawsuit against AbbVie, the makers of AndroGel. Their testosterone gel lawsuit joins others in alleging that testosterone products are dangerous and can cause blood clot related problems. Plaintiffs Wayne and Judy... Read More »

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GM Extends Defective Ignition Switch Fund Deadline

The General Motors defective ignition switch compensation fund has so far approved 33 death claims and 39 injury claims, with a total of 2,100 claims having been filed, according to the fund’s administrator, Kenneth Feinberg. However, Feinberg told CNBC that half of... Read More »

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Citizen Petition: Add Psychiatric Risks to Quinolone Labels

Among the most widely used antibiotics in the United States are fluoroquinolones, which include Levaquin, Cipro, Avelox, Noroxin, Floxin and Factive. This class of drugs has been linked to variety of issues, including risks of peripheral neuropathy, tendon ruptures, and liver and... Read More »

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Pfizer to Pay $3.78M in Dilantin SJS Settlement

In late October, Pfizer Inc. agreed to a $3.78 million Dilantin Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN) settlement to resolve a wrongful death Dilantin lawsuit brought forth by the family of a 9-year-old girl who allegedly died from TEN (an advanced stage of Stevens... Read More »

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Medical Reports Warn Against Cymbalta Birth Defects

According to recent medical reports, the antidepressant drug Cymbalta has been linked with a high risk of in utero birth defects when taken by pregnant women. These birth defects can result in early miscarriage, but are more likely to cause life-threatening complications... Read More »

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Nurse Says Unum Wrongfully Terminated Disability Benefits

  A Pittsburgh registered nurse has filed a disability insurance lawsuit against Unum Life Insurance Company of America, accusing the insurance giant of “wrongfully, arbitrarily and capriciously” discontinuing her long-term disability benefits. Plaintiff Yvonne Lamanna began full-time employment at the University of... Read More »

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Navy Machinist Wins $71M Asbestos Mesothelioma Settlement

A California jury has awarded a former Navy machinist $71 million as part of a mesothelioma lawsuit settlement against gasket manufacturer John Crane, which supplied parts used on U.S. navy submarines the plaintiff worked on from 1964 to 1990. The mesothelioma settlement was handed... Read More »

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